Cassava bacterial blight (CBB) is a disease caused by the gram-negative bacteria Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. manihotis (Xam). Xam populations show a high diversity in Colombia. However, no systematic studies have been conducted in other parts of the world.
The main goal of the project is to establish new locally-adapted CBB control strategies in three different areas of the world where severe epidemics occur or are emerging